The following is a partial list of the types of cases filed and processed by the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court:
(410) 535-1600 ext. 2268 or 2404 or (888) 535-0113
- With certain exceptions, matters which involve a claim for damages in excess of $30,000 are filed with the Circuit Court. In general, concurrent jurisdiction is shared with the District Court in matters which involve a claim for an amount between $5,000 and $30,000.
- Judicial Review of Administrative Agency Decisions
- Appeals from the District Court
- Matters which involve domestic relations, child support, titles to property, foreclosures, mechanics liens and injunctions
- Adoption and Paternity Matters
- Name changes
(410) 535-1600 ext. 2266 or (888) 535-0113
- Felony and certain misdemeanor charges filed by the Grand Jury or the State's Attorney
- Appeals from the District Court and requests for jury trials
(410) 535-1600 ext. 2237 or (888) 535-0113
- Juvenile cases may include any matter brought before the Court which involve persons under the age of eighteen years.
Liens and judgments including encumbrances, Federal tax liens, hospital liens, Maryland tax liens, District Court liens, civil judgments, and United States District Court judgments are recorded in the Office of the Clerk.
- Citizens are selected randomly for service on grand and petit juries in the manner prescribed by the Court of Appeals. Jury trials are available only in the Circuit Courts of Maryland.
(410) 535-1600 ext. 2269 or 2264 or (888) 535-0113
The following is a partial list of documents recorded with the Clerk for permanent retention:
- Mortgages and Deeds of Trust
- Releases of Mortgages and Deeds of Trust
- Land Contracts
- Financing Statements
- Military Discharges
- Marriage Licenses
- Civil Marriages
- Business Licenses
- Public Official Commissions - The Oaths of Office for elected and appointed local officials, as well as officials appointed by the Governor for certain boards and commissions, are administered by the Clerk.
- Notary Public Commissions - An application for a notary public commission can be obtained by contacting the Clerk. Upon approval of this application, notary public commissions are issued by the Clerk.